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We chose this cruise at the last minute. We were given a guarantee room. I was nervous about this This ship was only 75% full CABIN We ended up in room 12647, an inside, mid ship room. When we first saw the room we were in shock. It was no bigger than a closet. The bathroom was fine. The cabin had little storage place. After the first shock, we got used to it. We are never in the room. It was a perfect location. Close to both elevators and very quiet since are only 10 cabins in the hallway. Our room steward was just ok. He never took trash out. No soap for days FOOD We had been on this ship many times. The food has gone downhill. We ate at the Japanese restaurant. It was wonderful. Great food, great service, great fun. LaBistro was a huge disappointment. The escargot was horrible. French onion soup was very good. Carney’s was very good. Oysters Rockefeller was great. The steaks were fatty and tough. Bayamo was the biggest disappointment. The lobster was dry. We had the dining package. Our waitress told us we could get one appetizer, one main dish, and one dessert. We asked if we could get an extra salad also, as we always had in the past. We were told “no”. But the tables on either side of us were able to order three appetizers. The people at the other table told us they also had the dining package. We asked the waitress why they could get extras and we could not. She offered us a salad as we were eating dessert. The main dining room were pretty good. PORTS We arrived at Port Canaveral very late due to a medical emergency. It was too late to to get off. The ship canceled Great Stirrup Cay. No reason was given. Jamaica was terrible. I went for a walk. Locals kept offering me drugs. I had a guy approach me as I sat at a restaurant. Be very careful. Grand Cayman was very nice. Easy walk off. Lots of stores. Harvest Cay was my favorite. This is a private island. The beach is wonderful. The pool is incredible. Lots of lounge chairs. Lots of shaded areas. The stores were nice (no straw market). The excursions the best. Wake up early.......this port in relaxing, beautiful, and the best. Costa Maya was also great. The port is beautiful. A nice pool, stores, and music. I went to the the Mayan ruins. It was a great experience. Our guide was informative. Cozumel was okay. Easy walk off. Lots of store for souvenirs. The cheapest liquor prices. SHIP Lots to do on this ship. Water slides-Zipline-rope course-mini golf-trivia-hot tubs. There was was something to do. ENTERTAINMENT This was lacking on this ship. We did not like the Bratpack. It was confusing. Lots of folks walked out. After Midnight was good but the same type of dancing and songs. It seemed to go on forever. I love the supper club. We eat dinner while seeing a show. The golden Octoves were fabulous. The Brat Pack supper dinner was horrible. Lots of game shows. I enjoyed them. Progressive trivia was fun. The howl at the moon was not one of the best. Comedy shows were okay...not great, just okay. We found getting on and off the ship was very easy. The port employees were very friendly. This was our 5th or 6th time on this ship. Our 90th NCL cruise. We had a good time, but NCL is cutting more and more from it’s loyalty program. We keep noticing the cutbacks is every department. I am not sure what they are trying to achieve. They are becoming a low budget line.

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Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by lah830

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We chose this cruise at the last minute. We were given a guarantee room. I was nervous about this

This ship was only 75% full

CABIN

We ended up in room 12647, an inside, mid ship room. When we first saw the room we were in shock. It was no bigger than a closet. The bathroom was fine. The cabin had little storage place.

After the first shock, we got used to it. We are never in the room. It was a perfect location. Close to both elevators and very quiet since are only 10 cabins in the hallway. Our room steward was just ok. He never took trash out. No soap for days

FOOD

We had been on this ship many times. The food has gone downhill. We ate at the Japanese restaurant. It was wonderful. Great food, great service, great fun.

LaBistro was a huge disappointment. The escargot was horrible. French onion soup was very good.

Carney’s was very good. Oysters Rockefeller was great. The steaks were fatty and tough.

Bayamo was the biggest disappointment. The lobster was dry. We had the dining package. Our waitress told us we could get one appetizer, one main dish, and one dessert. We asked if we could get an extra salad also, as we always had in the past. We were told “no”. But the tables on either side of us were able to order three appetizers. The people at the other table told us they also had the dining package. We asked the waitress why they could get extras and we could not. She offered us a salad as we were eating dessert.

The main dining room were pretty good.

PORTS

We arrived at Port Canaveral very late due to a medical emergency. It was too late to to get off.

The ship canceled Great Stirrup Cay. No reason was given.

Jamaica was terrible. I went for a walk. Locals kept offering me drugs. I had a guy approach me as I sat at a restaurant. Be very careful.

Grand Cayman was very nice. Easy walk off. Lots of stores.

Harvest Cay was my favorite. This is a private island. The beach is wonderful. The pool is incredible. Lots of lounge chairs. Lots of shaded areas. The stores were nice (no straw market). The excursions the best. Wake up early.......this port in relaxing, beautiful, and the best.

Costa Maya was also great. The port is beautiful. A nice pool, stores, and music. I went to the the Mayan ruins. It was a great experience. Our guide was informative.

Cozumel was okay. Easy walk off. Lots of store for souvenirs. The cheapest liquor prices.

SHIP

Lots to do on this ship. Water slides-Zipline-rope course-mini golf-trivia-hot tubs. There was was something to do.

ENTERTAINMENT

This was lacking on this ship. We did not like the Bratpack. It was confusing. Lots of folks walked out.

After Midnight was good but the same type of dancing and songs. It seemed to go on forever.

I love the supper club. We eat dinner while seeing a show. The golden Octoves were fabulous. The Brat Pack supper dinner was horrible.

Lots of game shows. I enjoyed them. Progressive trivia was fun.

The howl at the moon was not one of the best.

Comedy shows were okay...not great, just okay.

We found getting on and off the ship was very easy. The port employees were very friendly.

This was our 5th or 6th time on this ship. Our 90th NCL cruise. We had a good time, but NCL is cutting more and more from it’s loyalty program. We keep noticing the cutbacks is every department. I am not sure what they are trying to achieve. They are becoming a low budget line.
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Cabin IF 12747
Very small, but great location. Very quiet
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins